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Texas Hold'Em is a poker variant in which each player receives two cards (hole cards) that are dealt face down and then five community cards are dealt face-up by the dealer. All players may use their hole cards and the five community cards to make their best five-card poker high hand.

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Showing your cards after your opponent has mucked his

I was recently heads up in a poker game. My opponent bet, and I called. My opponent immediately said nice call and mucked his cards. He then demanded that I show him my hand. I refused because in my ...
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How to recognize a straight draw?

I'm a poker neophyte (texas hold'em), and I have a horrific blind spot for seeing straight draws on the table. I'm constantly taken by surprise by a straight I didn't even recognize was in the offing....
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What kind of results are people getting with short stack strategies in no limit holdem?

starting a small poker school and using ed miller's short stack strategy. can anyone share their online experience with this or similar short stack strategies? mine for the last few weeks are below. ...
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Hillbilly texan

2 players in the hand. Does a player have to show, expose his/her hand if, at the completion of the river and final betting the calling player makes the mistake of exposing their hand first. The ...
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What is the D on table and the terms defining players?

Please tell me what is The coin like thing on table [playing online]with written D on it?It keeps on circulating, after every pot it is passed beside next player. Also tell me if the terms like ...
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How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

I played a NLHE tournament with a Starting Stack Size of 25000 and Level 1 Blinds of 50/100. So that means we started with 250 big blinds each. There were ~1000 entrants, so 25 million chips in play....
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Mathematically speaking, is open-limping that bad?

I do not limp, well in some rare situations I do but that's not the question. I would like to know why limping is bad mathematicaly speaking. There are many responses to the "limping is bad" question ...
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Hold'em hand history with hero

I'm looking for a significant number of hold'em hands with hero as I'm doing some specific statistical analyses and having hole cards only when they are shown at showdown creates some significant bias ...
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Spread Limit vs Pot Limit

Are there any advantages to a spread limit game over a pot limit game? The variable bet structure tend to throw several people's sense of betting seemingly to make it either a looser bet or everyone ...
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Does Heads Up Hold ’em GTO assume a linear relationship between utility and money?

Would it be possible to exploit a GTO poker player if you recognized that you have different values than that player? For instance, if there are decreasing returns to money (such that your first ...
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Texas Hold'em heads up pre-flop AK vs 89s

According to online calculators: A♥K♦ (57.91%) vs 7♣8♣ (41.71%) A♥K♦ (59.42%) vs 8♣9♣ (40.19%) A♥K♦ (58.59%) vs 9♣T♣ (41.00%) Why is 8♣9♣ worse odds than the other 2? I assume it has something to ...
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How to mathematically calculate equity

I am wondering how to mathematically calculate equities in equity based poker variants( holdem, omaha, Stud ect).
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Push/Fold situation

I'm following Kill Everyone tables for push/fold situations but i have some difficulties where there's limping action before me from the big stacks. Say, i'm in FT and the large stack with about 13.5 ...
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Missing the blinds in heads up play

Depending on the blinds positioning system, i've seen situations when a player can miss either the small or the big blind alone or both. Pokerstars (and not only), due to it's forward button system, ...
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What are the rules for when you're dealt in to an online poker game

While you are free to leave a table whenever you wish to avoid the BB, there seem to be rules in place that govern when you're first dealt in. What are these rules - and do they vary from site to site?...
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Minimum raise after flop

Game: Texas Holdem No Limit, blinds 5/10. What is the minimum raise allowed after the flop in the following cases? Case 1: player A first to act goes all in with 1 chip. Case 2: player A first to ...
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Easy to remember push/fold/callpush table/formula

I've tried to generate a push fold table that's easy to remember in my head. This is what I've got so far: Take the highest card: A = 10 K = 8 Q = 7 J = 6 T = 5 9-2 = Face value / 2 Add the ...
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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

There are two players left after the river card has been delt. Player 1 bets and player 2 calls. Does player 1 HAVE to show his cards, since it's HIS turn and he got CALLED, or is he allowed to muck ...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

Don't have position. I'm the BB Got dealt: 5♥ 9♥ Aggressive player raises to $3 (as expected, he raises everything to $3 and plays just about every hand, with few getting to showdown). ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

This has been a tricky hand for me. It seems like folding 34, 45, 65, 32, suited is somewhat of a waste but then again it isn't often you hit the flush or straight you need. What's the best way to ...
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Should I go see the flop more often if I'm chip leader

I make my way to chip leader by playing strategically my hands and folding so-so hands. Now that I'm the chip leader, should I revise my strategy and go see more flops? Will it be advantageous to see ...
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Rules when dealer flips river early

Texas Hold-em, betting after the turn had commenced, then the dealer accidentally flipped the river card before the final player acted. What is the proper procedure to remedy the situation (by rule, ...
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Who wins in this flush vs. flush hand?

player 1 has 5⋄ 3⋄ player 2 has 6⋄ 8⋄ Cards on table: 2⋄ J⋄ 9⋄ T♥ A♥ Who wins and why? What would be the outcome if ...
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Miracle Full House Beats Me

The other night I was playing in an online no-limit tournament (Bovada) and had the following experience: My pocket cards were 9K (suits don't matter here) and the flop was TJQ to give me a straight ...
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Should I have gone all in on Flop with bottom pair and flush draw?

Holding A♣ 6⋄ Flop K♣ 9♣ 6♣ BB goes all in on Turn. If I flop a club on Turn or River, pot is mine for sure. I call his all in, miss the flush, BB has two clubs and ...
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How is the pot split in this texas holdem hand?

Player 1 has pair of jacks and goes all in...$2000. player 2 has pair of kings and goes all in...$500. player 3 has pair of queens and goes all in...$2000. So what does each player win?
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What are the rules of a misdeal in casinos?

I've been playing poker (all kind of it) for many years. Something that happens a lot in home games, is a misdeal. Like when the dealer who happens to be a player, somehow accidentally shows a card ...
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Why not deal four cards, two must be mucked, before the first bet?

I'm told in a six person game there's only a 1/6 chance of playing any player seeing a flop. Why not deal more cards, three or four?, choose two, before the first bet to increase the number of plays ...
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Facing a 4-bet with QQ

No Limit Tournament Around 20 people left in total (started with ~30), 8 at my table. Average stack size is ~30 BB; I have ~40 BB. I am UTG +1. UTG - who is loose and raises a lot of hands pre-flop ...
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Final table: All-in with AQ suited against a small stack?

My question on this hand is whether I made the right play, even though I lost? The hand took place on the first deal of the final table of a long underground, self-dealt tournament. Despite a ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Consider you have a made hand like a pocket pair, or a good preflop draw like two suited cards, would it be good to play aggressive, even go all-in, if you have i) a low stack, ii) a medium stack, or ...
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KQo on wet board

i want some opinions on a hand i played on Pokerstars 6-max cash game $0.01 / $0.02. I am in cutoff and open-raise to 3bb with K♠Q♥ and get called by SB, a very loose player. I was only ...
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What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?

I mean exactly the same two cards e.g. A♥ and 5♠, not just any A5 off suit.
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A flush beating a full house in a hold 'em poker?

I'm playing with T7 here vs Q6 suited. He gets a queen-high flush and I get a full house on the river. The game system gives him the win. Image resized. Click for larger variant I thought a full ...
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What hand is this?

I've been starting to learn poker recently (as a reference, I tend to use this list of hands). I was watching a tournament and this hand showed up. One player has a 99, the other a JJ. I understand ...
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How to deal with card dead in MTT?

I went to play a low buy in, turbo (15 min per level), big blind ante MTT like a week ago. And I feel frustrated on the game. on the first 6 level, I did not open any hand, and I have no idea what ...
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Skill gradient across different levels of the ecosystem

Most online poker sites offer the same game structure (up to slight differences in rake) at multiple stakes. Take, for example, the 6-max hyper SNGs on Pokerstars, which are offered at 11 different ...
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When is a hand considered over

When 2 players are all in and hand is completed dealt. Players turn over the cards and one player has 3 of a kind and the other players has A high. The five turned up cards on table are picked up ...
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Can a player expose his cards to another player in a no limit texas holdem tournament?

If one player goes all in then a second player raises and goes all in as well, then a third player exposes their hole cards to another player, Can the third player still go all in or are their cards ...
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How to Play Poker on many tables at the same time?

I am searching some web applications which makes it possible to play simultaneously Poker Texas Holdem, for instance in 9 tables. Which online sites or applications are good for playing poker ...
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Chipping Up while playing Texas Hold Em

Friends and I play Texas Hold Em once a week. We use various denominations of chips. 10,25,50 and a Dollar. Last week while Chipping Up I gave my Dealer 80 cents in chips. I was expecting a Dollar in ...
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Kicker cards - and splitting pots

I don't understand that when sometimes I play, instead of a pot being split as I would anticipate, one one player gets the full pot. Even if the best hand seems to be in the middle - i.e - a pair. ...
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Probability Of Getting A Straight Flush Or Royal Flush When Holding QJs

Given that you are dealt the J♥ and Q♥, what is the probability that you will eventually make a straight flush or royal flush? Having these cards in your hand means that: 1). the only ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

$5 Spin & Go on Pokerstars. You are currently heads up at 15/30 blinds. Your opponent is someone you've encountered a few times before; you have him provisionally categorized as "competent reg" -...
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What is a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand?

How do you define a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand? In the book "Holdem poker for advanced players" by Sklansky and Malmuth on page 14, they mention that "an x represents a small card". ...
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Can casino change the dealer decision after hand is over?

I was playing 2-3-5 poker game (NL) - only me and another player were in hand. His last action was raising $150 on the river which I called. He then showed his cards and said "good call, I missed my ...
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Do I have to show all players if I show to one?

So I was playing Texas hold'em, heads up in a hand at a full table of 10, after the turn I made a large bet and he folded. He flipped his cards up and showed the table. I took a quick peek at my hand ...
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Good holiday gifts for poker players?

I run a poker discussion group where we all get together and talk about hands and help each other out with our games. It's a relatively new group but it's getting a lot of success. I consistently get ...
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In Hold'em games, how do the blinds move if the dealer is stationary (house)?

What if the dealer is stationary, not changing its position at the end of a game? In a normal game, as I know, the small blind is the first person from the left of the dealer and the big blind is the ...

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